My just turned 15 month old was admitted in to hospital 2.5months ago, and had to have Nebulisers,and two overnight stay, we were sent home on the 2nd day with ventolin...since then he has had two courses of 10mg soluble prednisolone because he was finding it hard to breath at rest and the ventolin wasnâ€™t doing much, at the moment he has ventolin every day, he also has a persistent cough, which is worse at night, to the point that he vomits :(.
.A t the moment i am being told that he is to young to diagnose and that this could be childhood wheezing (he is my 3rd child, my other two have never suffered with any thing) he has also has eczema, which I have. But neither myself of my husband have asthma, but there are some cases on both sides of the family.
Before he got admitted to hospital, i had been to the doctors a few times, because i was worried about his breathing, but they always sent me home saying he sounds clear,. I have noticed that if he has a crying fit, or runs around etc, his breathing becomes very heavy and he sounds breathless and there is a bit of wheezing (this is when i have to give him his ventolin)..but its got worse and much more noticeable since he got admitted.
i spoke to a doctor on the phone today asking for some advice on the coughing, and he is reviewing Phoenix on Wednesday.
What is worry me at the moment is the night time coughing fits, i am so scared he is going to choke on his vomit...i have brought a humidifier and an air purifier, and i have elevated on side of his cot so he isnâ€™t laying flat. at the moment he has a constant runny nose which i guess is abit like having post-nasal drip
is there anything else i should be doing, or can do to help him???
i know most of you would have read posts like mine a hundred times, but i donâ€™t have any one else to ask, so thank you in advance for your replyâ€™s.